While there’s no doubt that we can pray anywhere, there are special graces that can be received by praying before the Blessed Sacrament. If you’re skeptical (as I once was), I encourage you to try it for yourself. Try spending some time each week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and see what happens. If you can do it for an hour, that would be ideal. If you can only spend 15 minutes, you will still receive many graces.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen made a holy hour every day of his life and wrote his homilies in Our Lord’s presence. Numerous Saints and popes throughout the ages spoke of the importance of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The time I spend in adoration is my refuge from the craziness of my daily life and a tremendous source of blessing. Why not try it and see what happens in your own life?
Archbishop Timothy Dolan recently wrote an excellent piece about the relationship between Eucharistic adoration and parish vibrancy. I’d highly recommend that you read it and think about how the power of the Eucharist can transform your life.
If you have any stories about how Eucharistic adoration has affected your life, I’d love to hear them!